Slavery In Aztec Society

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Depending on which society that you were born in would determine your everyday life as an Aztec which could either be a lord, commoner or occasionally a slave. However, slavery was around closer in the 1450’s and those were for only the people who could not afford to take care of themselves. There were two classes between the commoners which the peasants and calpolli and then there were the urban commoners. The “calpolli,” were known to be small groups of families who were made of peasants who also worked for the lord. This would make the commoners more dependent with their lord and it mean that their land was also dependent. About only 5% of society were made up of these lords and nobles who kept a tight grip on the Aztec society.

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